How to Play Spotify Music Playlists on Alexa Speakers

Listening to your favorite music on Alexa speakers using Spotify is easy and convenient. By linking your Spotify account to Alexa, you gain hands-free voice control over playback of songs, albums, artists and playlists. This article explains step-by-step how to set up the connection, essential voice commands, and tips for customizing your music experience.

Connecting Spotify to Alexa

To get started, you’ll need:

  • An Alexa-enabled smart speaker like Echo or Echo Dot
  • The Alexa app installed on your phone or tablet
  • A free or premium Spotify account

Here is how to link the accounts:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap on “More”
  2. Select “Settings” then “Music & Podcasts”
  3. Under “Link New Service” choose Spotify and log into your Spotify account
  4. Accept permissions for Alexa to access your Spotify account
  5. Under “Default Services” set Spotify as your default music service

Once connected, Spotify will be your default music provider. You can now use voice commands to request music!

Essential Alexa Spotify Voice Commands

Here are some essential voice commands to control Spotify playback:

"Alexa, play [song name]"
"Alexa, play [artist name]" 
"Alexa, play [album name]"
"Alexa, play my [playlist name] playlist"
"Alexa, next song"
"Alexa, previous song" 
"Alexa, pause"
"Alexa, resume"

You can also shuffle playlists, set volume, skip tracks, get song information, like songs and more. Alexa makes listening to Spotify a breeze!

Tips for Customizing Your Experience

Set Routines for Playlists

Create Alexa routines like “Alexa, focus music” to instantly start playlists. Just activate your routine at any time!

Group Speakers

Group multiple Alexa devices like Echo Dots together to play Spotify across rooms. Just say “Alexa, group speakers” to link them.

Enable Spotify Connect

Use the “Alexa, Spotify Connect” command to stream Spotify from your phone, tablet or laptop directly to Alexa speakers.

Improve Recognition

If Alexa struggles with a playlist name, simplify it or create an Alexa routine using a custom phrase to play it.

Enable Spotify Alarm Sounds

Use Spotify songs, playlists or podcasts to wake up to by setting a music alarm with Alexa.


Connecting Spotify to Alexa speakers opens up voice control of playback, making listening to playlists and music a more hands-free and convenient experience. With essential voice commands for playing content and customization options like speaker grouping and routines, you can enjoy Spotify anywhere in your home and even across rooms.

So go ahead and link your Spotify and Alexa accounts to unlock voice-powered music! Listening to your favorite songs is just an Alexa command away.